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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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Mary Leigh Pirtle

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Nashville
(615) 742-7773 TEL
(615) 742-2806 FAX

Mary Leigh Pirtle

Associate

Nashville
(615) 742-7773 TEL
(615) 742-2806 FAX
Nashville
(615) 742-7773 TEL
(615) 742-2806 FAX

Mary Leigh Pirtle helps employers navigate complicated and evolving employment law issues. With experience in both traditional labor and employment litigation, Mary Leigh has represented employers against claims ranging from wage and hour violations to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) violations.

Working with human resources professionals and in-house counsel at companies of all sizes, Mary Leigh's practice involves:

  • Employment Law – Drafting employment agreements and restrictive covenants, advising clients on discipline, discharge of employees and employee relations, and drafting policies and employee handbooks.
  • Labor & Employment Litigation – Representing employers in complaints related to non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, workers' compensation and unemployment insurance, reductions in force, wrongful discharge, discrimination and civil rights, and wage and hour compliance.

Mary Leigh is also a former assistant attorney general for the state of Tennessee, where she represented Tennessee consumers against violations of Tennessee's Consumer Protection Statute and represented the interests of Tennessee consumers of investor-owned utility companies. Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Mary Leigh practiced at the Nashville law office of King & Ballow.

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Stetson University — Victor O. Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy

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